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Femmes Capitales

Photography exhibition

From February 1st to 26th.
Vernissage on January 31st, from 6-9pm

My Web’Art and the galerie de Thorigny are delighted to invite you to the collective Photography exhibition: «Femmes Capitales».
Explorers, brokers of moments, five photographers have been selected to capture the essence of the «Femmes Capitales» through Osaka, Paris, New York and San Francisco.
The photographies illustrate the beauty of femininity: shapes, women and capital cities : 3 universes closely bound up by their feminity.

With Hervé Saint Hélier, Viet Ha Tran, Noémie Baumann, Dominique André Woisard and Jean-Claude N’Doumbé.

Exhibition taking place at the Galerie de Thorigny
1 place de Thorigny
75003 Paris


Mary Chaplin

Mary Chaplin’s studio is located in a greenery area, next to the ponds of Loeuilly and La Coulée verte. Mary Chaplin is a professional artist who bases her plastic researches on light. The nature has been her primary source of inspiration and she keeps exploring it through different art techniques: pastel, oil, acrylic…and different subjects: gardens, water, landscapes…

Her figurative works have been described in many press articles and art magazines such as the Artistes Magazine. Lately, the magazine Pratique des Arts released a 6-page article about her work, in its special edition dedicated to “landscapes”.

Mary Chaplin also develops non-figurative works, an “exploration” in the light. In 2005, she “met” the holy light in the Chapel of Saint Edith du Bois de Cise (80). It was in August, the light was dense and the reflects of the stained glass windows projected a nice carpet effect on the floor. It is from this scene, strong but ephemeral, that arose her inspiration. This synchronistic experience was a revelation and gave another dimension to the artistic approach of her work. From a figurative approach to an appropriation of the light fugacity. This “birth”, allowed her to follow new paths and to explore the light in her work, while starting some soul-searching. Mary Chaplin’s works were exhibited in festivals dedicated to Sacred art and other art galleries, in France and in Belgium. Many articles have been released in the press. She was also selected in the “Bible de l’Art Abstrait du Livre d’Art”, and Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret, art critics, wrote articles about her.

Mary Chaplin’s works are regularly exhibited in France and abroad, and are now in many private French and foreign art collections.

The year began with Iran and the West tentatively resuming cultural relations after the nuclear deal brokered; the Belgian artist Wim Delvoye was quick to make a splash in Tehran with a solo show. It ended with an exhibition in Berlin of works of Modern art from Tehran being postponed until the New Year. The possibility that the works by Pollock, Rothko and Bacon, bought before the 1979 Iranian Revolution, would one day come to Washington, DC, receded with the election of Donald Trump.

High-profile cultural diplomacy saw works from another great Modern art collection bought before a revolution returning to Paris. Sergei Shchukin’s Picasso, Manet and Matisse from the Hermitage and Pushkin museums are now on show at Bertrand Arnault’s Fondation Louis Vuitton.

2016 was made of events, anniversaries, artists and institutions that also made headlines. 2016 will also be remembered as the year the ranks of star architects was reduced by the sudden death of Zaha Hadid, aged 65.

What's next for culture after a seismic year?

Brafa – January 21th – 29th
Art Los Angeles – January 26th-29th
London Art Fair – January 18th-22sd
LA Art Show – January 11st-15th
Outsider New York Art Fair – January 19th-22sd
Art Palm Beach – January 18th-22sd
Singapore Contemporary – January 19th-22sd

Hervé Saint Hélier

A perpetual explorer, Hervé Saint-Hélier began circling the world, capturing and revealing the unexpected through a meticulous work on colors in photo laboratories. He is keen to shape raw living material, hence an ongoing preference for roll films, even if he also explores digital photography.

From Queen Elizabeth II to Pope John-Paul II to French navy's legendary training ship 'Joan of Arc', Saint-Hélier captured the essence of the waning twentieth century. He snapped the silhouettes, pouts and postures of great men and women and grasped the aesthetics of sovereign institutions in a very personal manner, with resolute artistic sensitivity.

Bruno de Panafieu

Né à Paris le 24 Janvier 1932, architecte D.P.L.G. et docteur en Sociologie, Bruno de Panafieu s’est spécialisé dans les monuments historiques. Pendant 20 ans il a été co-directeur des ateliers culturels de la Ville de Paris. Parallèlement, Bruno de Panafieu a introduit dans les années 1970 l’art thérapie dans les hôpitaux psychiatriques de France avec l’emploi du masque.

Le dernier ouvrage de son activité littéraire en 2012, intitulé « Masques et Miroirs »,  se présente sous forme de poèmes. Sa carrière en tant que plasticien s’appuie sur les pliages, issus des mathématiques platoniciennes.

The Jewelery Rosset Gaulejac

Son and grandson of fine jewelers, Simon-Pierre Rosset-Gaulejac grew up in a world of precious stones and jewelry. After specializing in the finest tradition of French jewelry making he continued to flourish creating beautiful pieces with exquisite stones.

Determined to revive a sector in decline, Rosset-Gaulejac launched his very first collection of cufflinks in 1991. One year later, he presented his next collection, ‘Insectes’, which proved him to be one of the most imaginative and avant-garde designers in Paris.

Catering to a demanding clientele while respecting the rules in the art of fine jewelry, Rosset Gaulejac made a name for himself after two generations in Paris.